Stefan Schmitt joined Physicians for Human Rights in 2006 as the Director of the International Forensic Program. Prior to joining PHR, Stefan worked for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for nearly a decade, and before that lived in Guatemala, where he founded the country’s first forensic anthropology team in 1992.
Andras Riedlmayer directs the Documentation Center of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at the Fine Arts Library, Harvard University. An expert on the history and culture of the Balkans, he has spent the past decade documenting the destruction of cultural heritage in Bosnia and Kosovo during the wars and “ethnic cleansing” of the 1990s. In 2002 and 2003 he testified as an expert witness on cultural destruction at the trial of Slobodan Milosevic before the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague.
Eyal Weizman is a tough, smart, controversial Israeli architect and theorist whose work explores the political struggle in the Occupied Territories through design, urban planning, research, and map-making. Weizman has designed maps of the West Bank for the human rights group B’Tselem and co-authored their report “Land Grab” in 2002. The following year, he and fellow Israeli architect Rafi Segal organized the exhibition “A Civilian Occupation: The Politics of Israeli Architecture,” shown at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York and around the world.(The project was originally commissioned by the Israeli Association of Architects for the World Congress of the Union Internationale Des Architectes in Berlin in 2002, but was quickly cancelled for political reasons by the same organization.)
Marisa Libbon is an Assistant Professor of Literature at Bard. She specializes in the literatures of medieval England, including Old and Middle English, Anglo-Norman, and Latin, with particular attention to how textual culture mediated retrospection and collective identity in medieval England. Teaching interests include Old and Middle English literature and reception through the 16th century, medieval history and culture, hagiography, romance, historiography, insular political relations, history of the book, and paleography and codicology. She has taught at UC Berkeley, where she was the recipient of numerous awards for her poetry and grants for her academic work, including the Medieval Academy of America’s Schallek Fellowship (2011–12). Founding member, Early Middle English Society.